Lavrov advised Kerry to be “more patient”


Moscow urged Washington to be patient in resolving the Syrian issue. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, commenting on the Syrian settlement on one of the sites within the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF), reports .

The foreign Minister proposed to his U.S. counterpart, Secretary of state John Kerry is to follow the agreements, confirmed by the UN security Council, and cited the example that for 15 of the 18 besieged areas of Syria receive humanitarian assistance of the United Nations.

“I saw the statement, was surprised, usually John like a seasoned politician, I don’t know what happened. And saw the clarification made by the representative of the state Department. Still should be less impatient or more patient, especially since President Obama has repeatedly said that his administration is pursuing a policy of strategic patience,” Lavrov said (quoted by “Interfax”).

According to Lavrov, there is no progress in the political aspect of settlement of the Syrian situation. This, according to the foreign Minister, is due to the fact that not all parties involved in the negotiations. As an example, Lavrov cited the example of the Kurds, the negotiation process does not allow the Turkish side.

The US does not want to click on your allies, explained the Minister. He Kerry in February said that the opponents of the Assad regime needs to move away from the “al-Nusra Dzhebhat” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization), but this still did not happen, Lavrov said. He admitted that Americans use “dzhebhat an-Nusra” in order to overthrew the regime of Bashar al-Assad, but in the end, according to Lavrov, it is a vicious circle.

“I don’t want to sit at the negotiating table until you stop the bombing, but if they stop, “Nusra” go on the offensive. In General, look to be against us is incorrect,” — concluded Lavrov.

Previously on the website of the US state Department issued a statement of John Kerry, which said that the patience of Washington regarding the situation in Syria is “not infinite.” Later, state Department spokesman John Kirby said that the words of Kerry was not a threat, and the Secretary of state only expressed their disappointment in the situation in Syria.

Jun 16, in Aleppo, Syria, began to operate in silence. He began at midnight and will last for 48 hours. The ceasefire was already at work in Aleppo in may of this year. The White house said that it contributed to reducing tensions in the region, but violations of the regime is still observed.